Finishing a regular season with a perfect record is noteworthy accomplishment.
Four different players scored a touchdown, lifting Franklin’s junior varsity team to a win in Thursday’s regular season finale. The Panthers thumped Smoky Mountain 32-8 in the Panther Pit.
As high school football teams across the Tar Heel state enter the final week of the regular season, only 29 have yet to experience a loss.
Add another conference championship to the list.
Franklin beat Pisgah 17-13 Friday in Canton to clinch at least a share of the Mountain Six Conference title.
East Henderson came into the Panther Pit bolstered with confidence.